FAQ

How noisy is too noisy?

 

Listening to any sound at a high volume – more than 89 decibels, or dB(A) – for more than five hours per week is at the level where hearing protection would be advised to avoid damaging hearing permanently.

The louder the sound, the greater the risk

Some examples of dBA ratings are:-

  • 30 dB Whisper / Quite Library
  • 60 dB Normal Speech
  • 75 dB Vacuum Cleaner
  • 85 dB Passing Truck
  • 100 dB Riding a Motor Cycle / Electric Drill / Lawnmower
  • 110 dB Chain Saw
  • 125 dB Balloon Bursting / Peak Stadium Crowd Noise

When is Insta-Mold® not recommended?

Although children can be fitted with Insta-Mold it is unlikely that this becomes financially viable due to the developing size of their ears. Young children would need new pairs every 6 – 12 months.  To  maintain  an  ethical  approach  it  should  be made clear  to  the  customer  at  the  point  of  sale  that where children are to be fitted with  Insta-Mold  products then earlier upgrade (as the ear anatomy changes) will be necessary.

Insta-Mold  is  NOT  suitable  for  SCUBA  diving  or  free  diving  &  should  not  be used for this type of sport.

What is the lifetime of Insta-Mold®?

Insta-Mold is a custom product and will be subject to natural anatomical changes within the individual’s ears (most ears will get larger as we get older). The expected typical lifetime of Insta-Mold Custom Hearing Protectors is around 3 – 5 years with the degree of fit affected by changes to the shape of the individuals ear.

Insta-Mold does not deteriorate significantly and where the ear shape remains stable then the fit of the Insta-Mold may extend beyond this typical time period.

How quickly can I get protected with Insta-Mold®?

The leading benefit of Insta-Mold is the fast turnaround time. The product can be made by Agents at shows, events and on industrial sites to provide a turnaround within a few hours.

However, where the product is taken away to be finished it is expected that your product will be dispatched to in the shortest possible time normally within a few days.

Who can use Insta-Mold® products?

  • Industrial Applications
  • Agricultural Industry
  • Construction
  • DIY in the Home and Garden
  • Shooting
  • Motor Cycling
  • Motor sports
  • Open top cars
  • Musicians
  • Festivals
  • Concerts
  • Sleeping
  • Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Water Sports
  • Emergency Services
  • Aviation Industry
  • Anyone wishing to reduce noise exposure

Can I buy a set of Insta-Mold ear plugs as a gift

Yes you can buy a gift voucher, and the recipient can then have their impressions taken at a later date.

To obtain a Gift Voucher which is valid for 6 months from the date of purchase you may either:

  1. If you know what your requirements are go to the Pricing page and add your selections to your basket from the page (remember to add postage if you wish the finished product to be posted)
  2. If you are unsure contact us by email or telephone (07720890010) in order to discuss your requirements and then we will send you a PayPal invoice directly.

After payment the voucher will be despatched and the voucher recipient may contact us directly in order to arrange their consultation/fitting.

Warranty for Insta-Mold®?

Each Insta-Mold product is guaranteed for 1 year but is not guaranteed against loss.

Insta-Mold® protection & safety features?

Insta-Mold  is  a  fully  certified  CE  marked  product  for  the  use  of  Hearing Protection in Europe and conforms to BS EN 352-2:2002 (Hearing protectors, Safety requirement and testing. Ear-plugs).

  • The Insta-Mold solid full shell will provide an SNR* value of 29dB.
  • The Insta-Mold filtered full shell will provide an SNR value of 21dB
  • The Insta-Mold filtered CIC will provide an SNR value of 20dB.

Full details and the frequency characteristics of each model are provided in the Insta Mould sound attenuation page.

Insta-Mold  can  be  supplied  with  a  safety  leash  (with  optional  breakaway  for industrial applications) and metal tracer balls and tracer leash for the food and drinks  industry.  They can be supplied filtered or unfiltered.  Everything you need for your type of sport, interest or industrial safety requirement.

* SNR – Single Noise Reduction (Attenuation)